Trusts Can Help Achieve Estate Planning Objectives

Dunlap Law Insights

Finding the right way to plan for the future is not always easy. Fortunately, Minnesota residents who are interested in estate planning can find the best options that fit their particular needs. Various planning tools exist for specific purposes, and some parties may find that trusts could suit their needs.

When creating a trust, individuals may want to think of an objective for their document. Parties could create a trust for charitable giving or to provide funds for the care of their pets after their passing. Determining an objective may allow grantors to determine which type of trust could best suit the needs of their objective. Once they make that decision, they can work on adding assets to the trust to achieve that goal.

Additionally, a trust operates under rules and provisions. The grantor can include clauses in the trust that detail specific instructions for how the assets should be used. In some cases, individuals may only want the assets to go toward the educational expenses of a young loved one or may want the beneficiary to obtain the assets only after reaching a certain age. Trusts are useful tools for maintaining control in this way.

Though trusts can have so many uses, it is not unusual for people to think that they do not need to use them. Before taking that route, Minnesota residents may want to gain more information on how this planning document could suit their specific wishes. Discussing the matter with experienced estate planning attorneys may be useful to those who may want to apply this tool to their plans.